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October 26, 2000
  Horror flicks for Halloween friendsPDF files may take a moment to load

Halloween weekend is approaching and you need an out from the costumes that never look right and the parties that consist of your five closest friends. You could go to the bar, but trying to get a cab home in your inebriated stupor and fighting off the other drunken idiots might be challenging at best. So, here's some video reviews to contribute to the Halloween spirit and fill this weekend with nights of horror.

Pitch Black

October 26, 2000
  Eleni Mandell is just thrilled with jazzPDF files may take a moment to load

Eleni Mandell's debut album Wishbone garnered much positive press and critical acclaim. Thrill, her follow-up release, promises to do the same; the CD is a solid performance from start to finish.

"I feel like I've kind of graduated from my first record," Mandell said. "In terms of instrumentation and everything, it's kind of the record I've always wanted to make."

However, don't think her second album is just a repeat of Wishbone; she was careful not to give anyone the opportunity to pidgeonhole her.

October 26, 2000
  Coldcut in bits and pieces over music industryPDF files may take a moment to load

Not even a nation of millions can hold them back. Problems obtaining American work visas almost snuffed out their North American tour out before it started, but fear not, legendary British digital renaissance men Matt Black and Jonathon Moore, more commonly known as Coldcut, are bringing their skills to the Warehouse on Sun., Oct. 29.

October 26, 2000
  Face to Face with punkPDF files may take a moment to load

"I don't think The Offspring is a punk rock band and I don't really think Blink 182 is really a punk rock band either," proclaims Trever Keith, the lead singer of the energetic punk rock band Face to Face. "The Offspring just really became more of a rock band and I think that Blink 182 is a pop band."

October 26, 2000
  Blair Witch sequel not shaky or scaryPDF files may take a moment to load

If you left The Blair Witch Project wobbling around, clutching your stomach and looking for somewhere to let your motion sickness release itself, you are in for a pleasant surprise in Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows. Instead of being shot on a Hi-8 camcorder, the directors have graduated to full-fledged Hollywood filmmaking. Along with this comes steady and polished camera work, musical accompaniment and even visual effects. Unfortunately, this is where the pleasantries end.

October 26, 2000
  Stunning satire deserves awardsPDF files may take a moment to load

In today's world, discrimination still exists. The fear of reprimands from discrimination causes people to overcompensate by being excessively politically correct. Spike Lee's Bamboozled questions the idea of race in the television industry.

This movie often takes us to the edge of social taboo in regards to "race." It handles controversial comedic matters, tough racial questions and makes you think.

October 26, 2000
  The music world according to GobPDF files may take a moment to load

"Success, we want to be successful... we want to make good music, and have fun with it."

A modest and reasonable quote from bassist Craig of Vancouver punk band Gob about what the band wants to achieve. This band has been around for six years and Craig is both the youngest and the newest member. When asked what he thought about the life of a travelling musician, he replied, "I can't stand it... I love doing li
ve shows, but it's really hard when you've got people at home that you really care about."

October 26, 2000
  Herbaliser smokes up BallroomPDF files may take a moment to load

A trumpet blast, a bass line, a scratch solo and an eerie synth interlude: Herbaliser brought their incomparable fusion of jazz and hip hop to the Ballroom Fri., Oct. 20, redefining the collective consciousness of all who were present.

The hip hop heavy Ninja Tune duo morphs into an avant-garde jazz septet when they take the stage. No more MCs and no more bass-driven studio sounds; when ingested live, Herbaliser is an organic entity with a brass trio front and centre.

October 26, 2000
  FOX Specials you may have missed because God loves youPDF files may take a moment to load

It's a beautiful Saturday afternoon, but you're still hung over from Thursday night at the Embassy (or at least we hope you are). You're afraid to go anywhere without your bucket, clad in nothing but a shower curtain, so you stay in with your best friend: television, the window to a thousand parallel universes, all more exciting than your own. You start flipping channels and ultimately settle for Fox, you depraved subhuman being you.

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